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Hi, I’m David Wells with Moving Picture Rental. 

Here’s my NAB Show Survival Guide Top 8 list. The reason I broke it down into a top 8 format is, I couldn’t think of a top 10.

Number 1. Learn something. You can do this in a variety of ways.  NAB has all kinds of experts there. Go to a booth. Ask a great question and you’re going to get a great, great answer. I guarantee it.

Number 2. Focus on the fun at the NAB Show and you will not have a disappointing trip and absolutely keep an eye out for the booth girls. 

Number 3. Hey, maybe look at some gear? Then get pissed off about the gear you should’ve bought last year that would’ve paid for itself by now and then some!  Or, rejoice that you didn’t buy it because the same thing came out a week after NAB Show and was much cheaper… and a lot better!

Number 4. Some practical things: power bank and charging cable for your phone. Somehow there are very few AC outlets at NAB.   My favorite is the Moshi IonSlim 5K, $50 bucks on Amazon.  Its only 8mm thick and will charge your iPhone twice. Better carry protein bars, a really great idea. Also, you want to head for lunch at 11:15. You can save an entire hour. The lines for lunch are insane.

Number 5. Do you know how to identify the smartest person at NAB?  Look at their shoes.  A dude can be in a suit and tie with comfortable running shoes that don’t match his suit in any way, shape, or form.  That’s the smartest guy in the room.   

Number 6. Fine dining and drinking ridiculously expensive wine. This has to be one of my favorite things to do and the best way to spend a grand or more in 90 minutes.

Number 7. When you arrive Las Vegas, go for a run or hike in the desert. Red Rock Canyon National Conversation Area is just 20 minutes from the strip.  You’re in a different world out there! Or, visit Mount Charleston ski area and go for a hike or run! 

Number 8. See old friends, and hang out at the pool. You don’t have to be at the show all the time. Or, go to the Las Vegas Speedway to race cars.  Yes! You can pay by the lap and drive the half million dollar Lambo Hurricane GT car.

Take a chance. Try something new!